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Rachel Kogan

October 24, 2010

Odessa, Ukraine, 1912 ā€“ Israel, 1998

The Realist works of Rachel Kogan trace the tumultuous history that she lived through. Growing up in Odessa, Kogan was witness to the pogroms which had such a profound effect on her that she did not leave her bedroom for much of her adolescent and early adult life. She studied art at the Trade-Union Art School, Odessa Art Institute and Russian Academy of Arts. In Russia, Kogan worked in the Social Realist style recording the workers in communist factories. When she immigrated to Israel in 1973 her work took on a Modern Realist style.

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